Traders At Fagba Market Raises The Alarm Over Alleged Attack Threat, Seek Police Protection
The Yoruba Community leaders and market heads at Iju-Ishaga Community and Fagba Market, Lagos State, have called on Lagos State government, the Nigeria Police, security agencies and other concerned Nigerians, for urgent protection of their lives and properties, which said are been under threat of attack by the Hausas in the market.
The Yoruba leaders and market heads’ appeal was contained in a release issued by a human rights group, Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) an made available to this medium on Wednesday evening.
HURMA through its Executive Director, Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak, said it was informed of the development by its Iju-Ishaga Unit on Wednesday, where the Yoruba leaders and market heads, had informed the of looming crisis.
Yoruba leaders and market heads that visited HURMA’s office includes: the Iyaloja and Babaloja of Fagba Market in Iju Ishaga, who were accompanied by Community leaders represented by representative of the Baale of the community, Prince Akinwande Savage; Chief Adetunji koleade, the Oluomo of Iju Community and Mr. Kayode Famoofo, the market patron among others.
HURMA’s release reads in part: “according to reports given to the coordinator of HURMA, Iju Ishaga Unit, Comrade Alhaji Ismail Olaitan, there was an attack on a Youruba man by the Hausas in the market on the previous day, Tuesday 13th and despite inviting the police, no arrest was made. The Yoruba man attacker named Muhammad Yusuf Hassa was accused of urinating in a wrong place. The police invited were reportedly attacked by the Hausas and all Officers ran away.
“More so, the chairman of Hausa marketers has also threatened further attack and this has brought fear and unrest to all minds. It was concluded the victim of the attack is presently receiving treatment.
The HURMA Unit coordinator however visited the Iju Police Station popularly known as Red-House in order to get the true picture of event. He met with the acting DPO, Supol Johnson and was assured that things are under control.
“The leadership of Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) wish to pay further visitation to the market and ensure all avenue to peace are explored”.